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'2017 Golden Steering Wheel' award for the new Arteon

07.11.2017

The new Arteon has won one of the most renowned European automobile awards: the '2017 Golden Steering Wheel'. The Volkswagen gran turismo secured the award in the 'Midsize and premium class' category. Dr Frank Welsch, Member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Passenger Car Brand responsible for Development, accepted the award on Tuesday evening at the Axel-Springer publishing house in Berlin. "We are pleased with how well the new Arteon has been received by readers of AUTO BILD and 'Bild am Sonntag'. You can see in this sporty four-door car just how much passion went into its development. I view the '2017 Golden Steering Wheel' award as recognition for the efforts of the entire Volkswagen team."

The new Golf – further perfection in every detail

20.10.2017

For more than four decades, Volkswagen has been further developing the Golf design, reinventing it in its details, and making it more precise. This has made the Golf an original: often copied, but never equalled. Now, the new Golf is available in Singapore - it comes with state-of-the-art engines, a sharpened design, and a new generation of infotainment systems. The Golf debuts with four equipment levels - TSI, Comfortline, Highline, and R-Line. The range is completed with the Golf GTI and Golf R models.

Start-up incubator programme from Volkswagen starts with six mobility teams in the Transparent Factory

01.08.2017

The Transparent Factory from Volkswagen is starting a new chapter: six innovative mobility teams will today begin the new start-up incubator programme in Dresden. They now have 200 days to take their innovative ideas and develop mobility products or services which are ready for the market.

“You don’t need eyes to see beauty” – Blind photographer Pete Eckert presents new Volkswagen Arteon with unique images

27.07.2017

Volkswagen is today expanding the international marketing campaign for its new Arteon. The blind American photographer Pete Eckert has placed the new Volkswagen model on the stage in a very special way. With immediate effect, 10 extraordinary images and a making-of clip can be viewed on the Arteon microsite at arteon.volkswagen.com.

Relaxed driving in the summer holidays Traffic Jam Assist is your intelligent chauffeur in stop-and-go traffic

20.07.2017

Summer is the time for holiday travel. Unfortunately this also involves heavy traffic and long traffic jams, as the typical routes of travel are often overcrowded. Mountain passes become a chokepoint, ferry lanes a bottleneck, and high-speed motorways around major cities transform into carparks. Stop-and-go driving in traffic jams turns holiday driving into a test of patience, and also it presents a risk of rear-end collisions.

The new Arteon receives top mark of 5 stars in the Euro NCAP

05.07.2017

With top marks for the new Arteon, Volkswagen has again achieved outstanding results in the latest Euro NCAP crash test series. The independent European consumer protection organisation gave Volkswagen's new fastback model its highest rating of five stars. The rating recognises not only the new Arteon's occupant protection for adults and children, but also its driver assistance systems fitted as standard and its performance in the area of 'Pedestrian protection'.

The future is created through research – Volkswagen Group Research is designing tomorrow’s world

03.07.2017

The Volkswagen Group is taking a proactive approach to designing the mobile world of tomorrow through Group Research. The engineers and scientists in Wolfsburg give a small snapshot of their otherwise strictly confidential topics at the Media Day for the Future Mobility Days 2017.

German Mobility Award 2017: Emergency Assist from Volkswagen acclaimed as a pioneering innovation

29.06.2017

Volkswagen's Emergency Assist driver assistance system has won the 'German Mobility Award 2017'. The award was presented to Volkswagen yesterday evening by the 'Germany – Land of Ideas' initiative and the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure for safe, intelligent mobility. Accepting the award, Stefan Gies, Head of Chassis Development for the Volkswagen brand, said: "Emergency Assist makes an important contribution to reducing accidents. Thanks to the continuous enhancement of our driver assistance systems, we succeed in pointing the way to the mobility of the future. This award is recognition for the expertise and dedication of our development team."

Volkswagen unveils the new Polo in Berlin

16.06.2017

The new Polo has arrived! Volkswagen is presenting the completely redesigned generation of this best-selling car at a world premiere today in Berlin. With a clear, powerful design, much greater room, more efficient engines and pioneering driver assistance systems, the new Polo is set to continue its story of success. Dr Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Volkswagen Brand Board of Management, explains: "The Polo is a young, fresh car. It combines charisma with strong technology. No other car offers so much space for its size. This makes our Polo the number one compact car, and it will remain number one."

Volkswagen brand deliveries rise in May

09.06.2017

The Volkswagen brand delivered 513,500 vehicles to customers worldwide in May, an increase of 3.5 percent compared with the corresponding month of the previous year. Jürgen Stackmann, Volkswagen Brand Board Member for Sales, commented: "May was a successful month for the Volkswagen brand. Our deliveries grew in almost all key markets. As a result, our overall delivery figures for the period January to May are at last year’s level."

Volkswagen launches new joint venture for e-mobility in China

01.06.2017

The Volkswagen Group is expanding its successful engagement in the People’s Republic of China with a new joint venture. In the presence of Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Volkswagen signed a joint venture agreement with the Chinese automaker Anhui Jianghuai Automobile (JAC) in Berlin today. Each of the partners is to hold a 50 percent stake in the new company, which is to develop, produce and market electric vehicles and mobility services.